Awards, Certifications & Recognitions
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
In August 2019, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center received a three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), recognizing our commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
American College of Radiology Accreditations
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center – College Avenue Imaging Services has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in four categories by the American College of Radiology (ACR): mammography, computed tomography, breast ultrasound, and general ultrasound. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. For more information, visit the ACR website.
American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers health care teams to save lives and reduce health care costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award / Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in July 2019. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
OSF St. Joseph also received the association's Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus Award in July 2019 for meeting quality measures reducing the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
Becker's Hospital Review
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center was honored to be named among Becker's Hospital Review’s 2017 list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs."
The hospitals included on the annual list are national leaders in multiple aspects of cardiovascular care. They have received recognition for clinical excellence for certain procedures, such as heart bypass and valve surgeries, and treatment of heart failure and heart attack patients. These hospitals also support heart education and disease prevention efforts.
At OSF St. Joseph, 90 percent of coronary artery bypass surgery cases are done as beating heart surgery, so patients avoid the heart lung machine. Heart care specialists also take a team approach between the cardiovascular surgeons, hospitalists and staff to treat each patient.
Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
In February 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois has selected OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center facility in cardiac care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on measures developed with input from the medical community. For more information, visit the BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois website.
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America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery outcomes in 2016 and 2017.
The award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center was named to this list for 2017.
It recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in back and neck surgeries and in spinal fusion procedures. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
For more information, please visit Healthgrades® website.
HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Stage 6 Designation
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center has achieved Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. The Stage 6 designation means OSF St. Joseph has fully implemented physician documentation/charting in patient care service areas. The medical center has also implemented a full complement of PACS systems, which provide medical images to physicians via an intranet and displaces all film-based images. For a comprehensive list of Stage 6 hospitals in the area, visit the HIMSS Analytics website.
Hospital Compare - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center earned a Four-Star Rating for quality and safety from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), December of 2018.
To view OSF St. Joseph’s result, and to learn more about the Hospital Compare program, visit medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
Illinois Department of Public Health
IDPH Primary Stroke Center
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) named OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center a Primary Stroke Center in April 2014 following the creation of stroke care systems in Illinois. OSF St. Joseph was the first hospital in McLean County to achieve this designation.
Illinois Healthy Worksite
In November of 2014, OSF St. Joseph was designated a Gold level recipient in the inaugural Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation program. Only 12 organizations in Illinois, and four in McLean County, have received this level of recognition. The designation is a three-year award.
Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC)
The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) recognized OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center for our effort in decreasing early elective deliveries. This high recognition is earned by hospitals that promote medically safe, full-term pregnancies with mature deliveries after 39 weeks. To be part of the Early Elective Delivery initiative, hospitals need to have less than five percent early elective delivery rate. OSF St. Joseph has had a zero percent EED rate for more than two years.
The Joint Commission
Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. For more information, visit The Joint Commission website.
Gold Seal of Approval
In March 2017, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center received The Joint Commission Accreditation - Gold Seal of Approval. Our complete Joint Commission information is available on the Joint Commission Accreditation page.
OSF St. Joseph has earned the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval every three years since 2005.
OSF St. Joseph earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Pathology & Clinical Laboratory from The Joint Commission in September 2019.
Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
Since 2007, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers every three years. This means OSF St. Joseph is now a certified stroke center, a rare distinction for hospitals providing neuroscience care.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 by the Business Roundtable and has support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leapfrog's mission is to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care by: supporting informed health care decisions by those who use and pay for health care; and, promoting high-value health care through incentives and rewards. For more information, visit The Leapfrog Group.
Hospital Safety Grade
In the Spring 2020 score update, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded a “B” Hospital Safety Grade. Scores range from A, B, C, D, and F, and are released every six months.
To see how OSF St. Joseph compares nationally and locally to other hospitals, visit our our Hospital Safety Score page.
On June 24, 2019, the Commission on Magnet voted unanimously to honor OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center with Magnet recognition for the third time. OSF St. Joseph joined the elite list of Magnet-recognized hospitals in 2008; the first in McLean County.
Magnet applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation process, including written documentation, extensive interviews, and an on-site review of nursing services. Magnet designation lasts four years, during which time the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) monitors the hospital closely to ensure it maintains high standards of care. ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.
For more information on Magnet certification, visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Newsweek World's Best Hospitals
OSF St. Joseph has been recognized as one of Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals for 2020. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list can currently be viewed on the Newsweek website .
Out of the thousands of qualified organizations in the world, 281 hospitals earned this distinction in the United States, and OSF St. Joseph is proud to be recognized as one of only 20 Illinois hospitals in Newsweek’s 2020 list of the World’s Best Hospitals.
Truven Health Analytics
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in February 2016. The study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the OSF St. Joseph Heart Surgery Program. Nearly 90 percent of coronary artery bypass surgery cases are done as beating heart surgery – allowing the patient to avoid the heart lung machine.
More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.